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Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running3
Available position1
Total ballots14
Valid votes14
Invalid votes0


Round Nishika Jain Yanna Pusica RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 10.00 4.00 0.00 3.00 7.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 7.00. Candidate Nishika Jain has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Nishika Jain.

Number of vacancies: 1


Yanna Pusica
Hi! I’m Yanna Pusica, a penultimate year BSc Biochemistry student. My past experiences as Outreach Officer of UCL Immunology Society, have allowed me to gain substantial experience establishing relationships and partnerships with current individuals within our target audience, organization, and professors/researchers from other universities to inform and help students pursue internship and placement opportunities. I have personally contact and formed strong contacts with some of the world's leading researchers and doctors in immunology and invited them to present their life's work at UCL. During my time as Outreach Officer, I have also been able to secure Nobel Laureates and Lasker Recipients to come to UCL 2021/2022 and speak about the future of the research field and current innovation. I have been able to achieve this due to my strong involvement in research, where I am currently investigating autoantibody biomarkers in neurodegenerative diseases and effects of COVID-19. Further, I have updated and developed a new and modern website for the society, have helped with the development of posters, organization of events and administrative responsibilities, and our society's announcements on the Biosciences Noticeboard. My past experiences, interest in genetics, and ambition are what this new UCL Genetics Society needs, someone that will help this society to grow, prosper, and attract more members and speakers from around the world.
Nishika Jain
Hi, my name is Nishika Jain and I am a second-year Biological Sciences student, with a specialisation in Genetics. I would love to celebrate UCL’s amazing research output by making it a priority to host talks and events where you can get inspired by genetic pioneers and discuss ground-breaking work. In addition to the society’s Journal Club, I aim to create an interactive platform to discuss anything ranging from the underlying ethical issues of genetic engineering to probably why genetics is the most exciting field to explore. I also hope to make this society inclusive for those who are fascinated by genetics but do not see it as a prospective future career by organising presentations given by biotech startup founders along with informal events like a fun weekly breakfast club or a genetics Pub-quiz.

I believe I have what it takes to run a vibrant society. Being the social-secretary for the Biology society this year has equipped me with the crucial skill of time-management and has made me realise the importance of ensuring that everything runs smoothly. My love for science is evident in my roles of being a Science and Technology columnist at Pi magazine and an active member of Kinesis. I have also been an Integration Ambassador for the past two years, and am always left fascinated by the wealth of knowledge each one of us possesses. I hope to serve as your next Vice President and collectively represent our passion for genetics.